Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract (Heftet)

The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 512
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780007509232
Omtale Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract
Shortlisted for the RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2021




'Rarely has family history been so vivid' JENNY UGLOW




'An extraordinarily original work' AMANDA FOREMAN



Like many well-to-do Georgian families, the Atkinsons' wealth was acquired at a terrible cost, through the labour and lives of enslaved Africans. Drawing on his ancestors' private correspondence, Richard Atkinson pieces together their unsettling story, from the weather-beaten house in Cumbria where they once lived to the ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica. This extraordinarily original work of detective biography is also a uniquely personal account of one of the most disturbing chapters in Britain's colonial past.

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